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Translingual[edit]

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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 卜口金口山 (YRCRU), four-corner 08616, composition)

  1. speak, say, talk
  2. scold, upbraid

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1164, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35556
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1629, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 6, page 3979, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+8AAA

Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (說), Pronunciation 1/3

Initial: 書 (26)
Final: 祭
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 舒芮切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕiuᴇiH/ /ɕi̯wɛiH/ /ɕiuɛiH/ /ɕʷiɛiH/ /ɕwiajH/ /ɕĭwɛiH/ /ɕiuæiH/
Character (說), Pronunciation 2/3

Initial: 以 (36)
Final: 薛
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 弋雪切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jiuᴇt̚/ /i̯wɛt̚/ /iuɛt̚/ /jʷiɛt̚/ /jwiat̚/ /jĭuɛt̚/ /juæt̚/
Character (說), Pronunciation 3/3

Initial: 書 (26)
Final: 薛
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 失爇切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕiuᴇt̚/ /ɕi̯wɛt̚/ /ɕiuɛt̚/ /ɕʷiɛt̚/ /ɕwiat̚/ /ɕĭuɛt̚/ /ɕjuæt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)

Noun[edit]

  1. (literary) theory; explanation

Verb[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to speak; to say; to explain
    之間空氣分為上下 [MSC, trad.]
    之间空气分为上下 [MSC, simp.]
    Shén shuō, zhū shuǐ zhījiān yào yǒu kōngqì, jiāng shuǐ fēnwèi shàngxià. [Pinyin]
    And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
    漢語 [MSC, trad.]
    汉语 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ huì shuō hànyǔ ma? [Pinyin]
    Can you speak Chinese?
  2. to criticize, to scold, to upbraid
    怎麼天天 [MSC, trad.]
    怎么天天 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ zěnme tiāntiān dōu shuō wǒ? [Pinyin]
    Why do you constantly criticize me?

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

  1. (literary) to persuade

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative form of .

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

  1. (archaic, classical) to delight in; to be happy about
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    Xué ér shí xí zhī, bù yì yuè hū? [Pinyin]
    Isn't it a thing worthy to be happy about to learn and then study frequently?

Compounds[edit]

External links[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. opinion
  2. theory
  3. explanation
  4. rumor

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seol, se, yeol) (hangeul , , 열, revised seol, se, yeol, McCune-Reischauer sŏl, se, yŏl, Yale sel, sey, yel)

  1. explain
  2. speak
  3. talk

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thuyết)

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